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Shira Route

Shira Route

Route Duration – 6 Days Hiking

Moshi — Booked into accommodation in Moshi for overnight. You can start your trek any day of the year!

Itinerary

Day 1

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the national park gate at Londorossi on West Kilimanjaro (about 2.5 hours). We commence the climb walking through the Montane Rain Forest towards the Shira Plateau at 3658m with a packed lunch on route. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 2-3

After breakfast, we continue to an altitude of 3962m, making a visit to the Plats Cone. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

DAY 4

After breakfast, we continue east towards Kibo. Passing the junction, we veer southeast towards the Lava Tower, known as the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we cross a second junction and continue up to the Arrow Glacier at 4877m. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

DAY 5

Early in the morning, we commence the ascent to Uhuru Peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Then we descend straight down to the Mweka encampment for dinner and overnight.

DAY 6

After breakfast, we continue descending down to the Mweka Park Gate. Transfer to the Springlands Hotel for overnight.

NOTES:

Groups of 4 or more get a $50/person discount